israel has done all the giving thus far. the gaza disengagement must be the last time israel gives the palestinians something for a big nothing. barak and olmert had both offered the palestinians a state. they were both rejected. obama cannot succeed for the simple reason that he is not an emperor. he has admitted that he had underestimated the complexities of the conflict. his so-called "freeze" was an enormous strategic blunder. he took sides with one party to the conflict. that side, the palestinian side, took this move as an approval of their demands. obama's credibility is nil at this point. israelis simply do not trust him.
from the article: Where is Obama's Plan B for Mideast peace?